jQuery plugin: Autocomplete



Note (2010-06-23): This plugin is deprecated and not developed anymore. Its successor is part of jQuery UI, and this migration guide explains how to get from this plugin to the new one. This page will remain as it is for reference, but won’t be updated anymore.



If you’re still using the plugin and can’t upgrade to jQuery UI autocomplete: Someone else is maintaining a GitHub repository with the plugin, including some fixes.

There’s also an update to the original version of the standalone plugin in a Google Code project.

Autocomplete an input field to enable users quickly finding and selecting some value, leveraging searching and filtering.

By giving an autocompleted field focus or entering something into it, the plugin starts searching for matching entries and displays a list of values to choose from. By entering more characters, the user can filter down the list to better matches.

This can be used to enter previous selected values, eg. for tags, to complete an address, eg. enter a city name and get the zip code, or maybe enter email addresses from an addressbook.

Current version: 1.1 (Deprecated, see note above)
Compressed filesize: 8.001 bytes
License: MIT/GPL
Tested in: Firefox 3, IE 6 & 7, Opera 9, Safari 3






  • Please post questions to the official Using jQuery Plugins Forum, tagging your question with (at least) “autocomplete”. Keep your question short and succinct and provide code when possible; a testpage makes it much more likely that you get an useful answer in no time.
  • Please post bug reports and other contributions (enhancements, features) to the plugins.jQuery.com bug tracker (requires login/registration)


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